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Museum Insider: Sunset at the Met!

Museum Insider: Sunset at the Met!
The Met is one the best places to see great works of art, but did you also know it has one of the most gorgeous views (especially at sunset) of New York City and and Central Park? Pick a sunny day and grab your camera and head to the museum. Take the elevator to the fifth floor and walk through the double doors to experience the latest Roof Garden Commission by artist Pierre Huyghe. While your visiting the outdoor exhibit why not stay for a bit and try a signature cocktail and photograph the setting sun. http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2015/pierre-huyghe On view until November 1st. ©Donna Rocco Donna Rocco has loved photography from the moment she held her first camera in her hands. She has worked as [continue reading...]

Museum Insider: China!

Museum Insider: China!
There are many times when I walk through a museum and want to know the “behind the scenes/exhibit” story that helps me connect more deeply with the individual art work, the artist and curators. This monthly Museum Insider blog aims to bridge this span, to help understand the connections to what we are viewing, to enrich the art, our experience with it, and our lives. – Donna Rocco _________________________ If you are in New York City, make time to visit The Metropolitan Museum to see one of its most magnificent exhibits – China Through the Looking Glass. This spectacular show explores China’s influence on Western fashion, movies, art and paintings. The exhibit is expansive and covers three large galleries including [continue reading...]

Using Kickstarter to Capture the City and Its Ways

Using Kickstarter to Capture the City and Its Ways
Kickstarter is a great fundraising tool, but like the last hand of a high-stakes poker game, it’s all or nothing. If you don’t reach your stated goal, you walk away empty handed. The pressure is huge, the figures daunting. 60% of all campaigns not only don’t raise their intended amount, but get little or no money at all. To be successful, campaigns and the personalities behind them have to stand out. The person running the show has to be able to smile and talk up the project–repeatedly–to friends, acquaintances, and total strangers who might be interested. It’s not for the weak or faint-hearted. The project itself is also important. Like a good book, it has to capture people’s imagination, whether [continue reading...]

Getting to Know PWP Member Dianne Yudelson

Getting to Know PWP Member Dianne Yudelson
Dianne Yudelson, a PWP member, came to my attention through a variety of Call for Entries that I’ve entered. When looking at the winners it seems like I always see her name. I began looking at her work more closely and the more I looked, the more questions I had. I emailed her to see if she would be interested in an interview and I found her views, and life path refreshing and inspirational. Dianne started her creative road very early in life. Right out of high school she studied musical theater performance. In her theater pursuits, however she discovered that the actual pursuit of that kind of work involves late nights on a regular basis and she is a [continue reading...]

From the PWP Instagram Feed: See “Whims of Weather” at the National Arts Club – or See It Again

From the PWP Instagram Feed: See “Whims of Weather” at the National Arts Club – or See It Again
Did you attend the packed opening reception for PWP’s “Whims of Weather” show at the National Arts Club this past Monday?  If not – now is your chance! The exhibition runs through May 31st at 15 Gramercy Park South. Did you go to the opening reception but wish you could have spent more time with the wonderful pieces in the show? Come back to see the show again! Remember, the work is available for purchase. Photo credit for this shot from the opening reception: Andy Mars. Come see these varied and fantastic interpretations on the theme of weather! Michele Dragonetti, PWP Social Media Committee